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2 Sele House, Hencotes, Hexham, Northumberland

A beautiful Grade II Listed period house in an historic location with stunning views

Accommodation in Brief
Hallway | Family Room | Sitting Room | Breakfasting Kitchen | Pantry | Utility Room | Shower Room | WC | Drawing Room | Study Area | Master Bedroom | Family Bathroom | Attic Room | Three Further Bedrooms | Bathroom | Tower Room

Garage | Gravel Area | Front Garden| Rear Garden

The Property

2 Sele House is an impressive Grade II Listed mid-nineteenth century property located on the Sele, an historic area of communal land gifted to the people of Hexham. The property has a delightful blend of period features and modern additions, along with stunning views over the Sele, the Abbey Grounds, Hexham Abbey and the hills beyond. Benefiting from a position in the heart of the charming market town of Hexham, 2 Sele House has the convenience of local amenities yet offers privacy and peace from the hustle and bustle.

The front of the house is approached by a pleasant walk through the Sele, before a paved pathway leads from the iron railings and gate to the period wood front door. The main hallway has a high ceiling and oak flooring and double doors open into the family room. This is a bright, spacious room with elegant coving and a large sash window overlooking the front garden. The sitting room, offering further formal entertaining space, is also positioned to the front of the house.

The fantastic bespoke kitchen, made by the Newcastle Furniture Company, has a traditional style whilst incorporating modern appliances essential for 21st century living. There is a range of wall and base kitchen units and black granite worktops provide a luxury feel. The kitchen has a four-ring induction hob with stainless steel extractor unit over, stainless steel double electric oven, integrated dishwasher and single bowl sink. A beautiful tailor-made larder cupboard offering extensive storage space is concealed behind a period door, and a fireplace with wooden surround adds atmosphere. French doors provide access to the rear garden. A practical walk-in pantry provides shelving and space for a fridge and freezer, whilst a useful utility room offers wall cupboards, base cupboards, single bowl sink, laminated worktop and space for a washing machine and dryer. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a fully tiled, contemporary shower room containing double shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Stairs from the main hallway lead to the first floor landing with a stunning floor-to-ceiling, paned sash window flooding light into the space. The spacious and charming drawing room is positioned perfectly, with two sets of sashed and paned windows providing magnificent views over the front garden and Hexham Abbey. This characterful room features high ceilings, picture rails, built in shelves and a marble fireplace with cast iron and tiled insert. An archway leads on to a double aspect space which is currently used as a study with views of the Sele and hills beyond.

The first floor has three bedrooms. The master bedroom is open and airy, with double sash windows overlooking the rear garden. The second bedroom is a distinctive, hexagonal-shaped room with three windows bringing varied views. These three bedrooms are served by a fully-tiled family bathroom containing a bath with shower over, wash basin and WC.

A further staircase leads to the second floor landing, where a large paned window brings natural light, before continuing up to a large room with sloping ceiling and rooflights currently used as a den. This is a very flexible space lending itself to a number of potential uses. Off this area is a bathroom with a wash basin, bath and WC. Beyond the den is a large, light, delightful bedroom with beamed and sloping ceilings. A cast-iron fireplace with wooden mantelpiece completes the period feel of this room, while the under eaves window provides a view of the Sele, the town and the hills beyond. Perhaps the most striking feature of this unique house, however, is the Tower Room which leads off this bedroom. This is a wonderful space that could be used as an office, a reading room or simply for contemplating the views.


2 Sele House benefits from a charming front garden which includes a mixture of trees and intricately-shaped and trimmed hedges. To the rear of the house is a large lawned area with a high stone wall providing privacy, and a useful outhouse. There is a wide variety of trees and bushes and mature planting. A gravel path separates these plantings from a second lawn which is bordered by a hedge. At the end of this area there is a two-storey play house.

The house also possesses a stone-built garage and a gravelled area with parking space for further cars, a rare and highly desirable commodity in the centre of Hexham. Vehicular access leads directly from Hencotes to the rear of the house.

Local Information

The property is ideally placed for all the amenities within the attractive, bustling market town of Hexham which offers a full range of day-to-day facilities with supermarkets, a good range of shops including independent delicatessen, butcher, baker, greengrocer and bimonthly farmers’ market, professional services, leisure/sports centre, cinema, theatre and a hospital. The town has an historic abbey at its heart together with several other buildings of note. The beautiful surrounding area provides walks and other country pursuits, with golf courses, sports clubs and Hexham racecourse within easy reach. The charming and historic village of Corbridge offers additional amenities including further artisan shops while nearby Matfen Hall and Close House offer excellent leisure facilities. Newcastle city centre is within easy reach and provides further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling there is a wide selection of schools in Hexham including The Sele First School, which has achieved ‘outstanding’ Ofsted reports for many years and provides exceptional education from 3-9 years, and the well-regarded Queen Elizabeth High School. In addition Mowden Hall Preparatory School is nearby and provides private education from nursery up to 13 years. There are several private day schools in Newcastle with school transport offered from Hexham.

For the commuter the A69 provides excellent access to Newcastle to the east and Carlisle to the west and onward access to the A1 and M6. The rail station at Hexham provides regular cross country services to Newcastle and Carlisle, where connecting main line services are available to major UK cities north and south. Newcastle International Airport is also within easy reach.

Approximate mileages

Corbridge 3.9 miles | Newcastle International Airport 19.7 miles | Newcastle City Centre 22.1 miles


Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas

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